Grant Funded Training

Grant Funded Training Available for Employees of Qualifying NJ Businesses

USGBC NJ has been awarded a customized training grant from the State of NJ to provide education for employees of qualifying NJ businesses for CEUs and credentials.
Classes are forming now. Individuals & companies- if you are interested in creating or joining a class, contact . To apply, contact

An enormous and ongoing shift is underway in the U.S. due to two major challenges facing Americans and our economy: rapidly rising energy prices, and the need for resiliency following natural disasters such as Superstorm Sandy. Within the construction and building retrofit sector, there is a significant effort underway to address these challenges.

USGBC-NJ’s training initiative raises the professional level of the grantees’ employees, while impacting the quality of deliverables of the entire supply chain relative to their specific business. Following the training and credentialing, the grantee companies and their employees will be sought-after by the entire building industry supply chain and their clients for their expertise in Green Building and Resiliency methods.

This is the fifth year that USGBC NJ has been awarded funding for their training programs by the State. The current is for employees of businesses in NJ, and will provide fully funded training, and covers the complete spectrum of LEED Core Curriculum and Exam Prep., Corporate Sustainability, GPRO (Construction/ Trades), and more.

USGBC NJ provides top notch education on the following topics:
• LEED Green Associate Credential
• Next Level of LEED Building Design and Construction (BD+C) AP – Credential
• LEED Operations and Maintenance (O+M) AP – Credential
• GPRO Sustainability Training specifically for the Building Trades (Construction Management, Plumbing, Electrical, and Operations & Maintenance)
NOTE: Having a GPRO certified individual on a LEED project will earn that project 1 LEED credit.
• WELL, the Credential and Rating system that focuses on Health
• NJ Energy Code Updates
• Climate Reality: Causes, Affects & Solutions for the 21st Century And Beyond
• Guide for Greening Food Services
• Green Facility Training
• Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
• Leading Sustainability Initiatives
• Introduction to Facility Operations
• Waste and Recycling Operations
• Waste and Recycling Contracting
• Facility “Go Green” Team Training For Managers
• Modules for Onsite Training of Green Teams
• LEED and Trip Advisors – Facilities Greenleaders Staff Training
• Facility Team Green Training and Implementation

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Public and private courses are available. CLICK HERE to see our listing of upcoming public workshops.

Interested in receiving fully funded training for your employees?